I worked at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for five years where I gained significant experience working with families and parents going through difficult times having children suffering from severe and chronic illnesses. My training includes working with families, couples, children, adolescents and adult individuals. I have experience working with clients on relationship issues, childhood and adult chronic illness, loss and grief, anxiety, mood disorders (depression), anxiety, parenting issues, communication, trauma, and clients in immediate crisis. My dissertation and main focus was on the impact of a chronic illness on the sibling relationship. This led to my extensive knowledge on the impact such hardship has on a family, dynamics, interactions and further knowledge on loss and grief.

In my current practice, I work with couples, adults, individuals, adolescents, and families with a range of issues. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families when a family member (or self) has a severe illness or is going through hardship. Further, I also specialize in the loss and grief process. Losing a person close to you or witnessing someone struggle with their chronic illness can be painful. Experiencing hardship is difficult and I enjoy supporting these individuals and their loved ones through this process, assisting them in better understanding the challenges and emotional difficulties they may face. Additionally, I enjoy working with those who need support with their relationships, life transitions, insight in self, anxiety or depression.  


  • Psy. D (Doctor of Clinical Psychology) from California School of Professional Psychology

  • Over 11 years of experience working in the Clinical field

  • 5 years experience at Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles

  • USC Lecturer (University of Southern California) & former CSPP (California School of Professional Psychology) Lecturer

  • Keynote Speaker at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 23rd Annual Conference. 

  • Psychology Today verified

  • License No. and State: PSY27466 California. 

Contact Now:

Phone: (626)470-7792
Email: antoinette@drbrunasso.com